News

2021

November

29 November 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a conference titled “One Way Ticket No more: Regional cooperation and mobility, civic education centres and just energy transition”

24 November 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a virtual meeting of the Working Group on the Western Balkans

18 November 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a meeting of the Western Balkans Strategy group titled “Western Balkans’ Dangerous Trends.”

13 November 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in an online conference “A Strategic Vision for the Future” organised by the World Congress of Bosniaks

11 November 2021

ESI's Kristof Bender participated in a workshop of Recharging Advocacy for Rights in Europe (RARE) where he discussed how Austrian NGOs Advocate Towards the European Union.

9 November 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a virtual meeting with students at the Paris Institute of Political Science - the SciencesPo – to discuss Western Balkans and EU relations.

8 November 2021

ESI's Kristof Bender attended a migration workshop in Malta where he spoke on a panel about “global trends and cooperation with countries outside of the European Union”.

October

29 October 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in an online discussion  on the “EU and Western Balkans after the Slovenian Presidency Summit. What does it mean for the region?” organised by the GLOBSEC. 

28 October 2021

ESI’s Gerald Knaus received the Karl Carstens Award 2021 by the German Federal Academy for Security Policy for outstanding services to communicate security policy issues and the idea of comprehensive security to the broader public.

27 October 2021

ESI’s Kristof Bender spoke at an online seminar on the “Western Balkan countries’ integration in the EU: the case for Kosovo” together with Albin Kurti, Prime Minister of Kosovo.

26 October 2021

Kristof Bender participated in a Czech-German-Austrian online citizens dialogue on the future of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans.

15 October 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a study visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina organised by the International Institute for Peace (IIP), the Karl Renner Institute and the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip) from Vienna

2 October 2021

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to give a presentation and to moderate a discussion panel on Afghanistan at the annual Visby Conference under the topic “Challenges, Cooperation, Confrontation – Global and Regional Dilemmas.”

1 October 2021

ESI senior analyst Adnan Cerimagic spoke at a panel on the Balkans' European perspective and reconciliation.

September

30 September 2021

ESI's Adnan Cerimagic spoke at an online conference about how journalists and think tanks from the Western Balkans communicate with Brussels and EU member states.

30 September 2021

ESI’s Gerald Knaus and Kristof Bender went to Paris to present ESI proposals on asylum policy and how to revive the EU accession process in South East Europe.

26 September 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to give a presentation on the future of asylum and migration policy organised by the Stiftung Demokratie Saarland. He outlined ESI’s proposal for a new, humane approach on borders and asylum. 

25 September 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to give the keynote speech for the Intercultural Week 2021 in Meißen, where he explained the historical importance of the Geneva Refugee Convention and emphasised its relevance for the present.

23 September 2021

ESI’s Kristof Bender participated in a workshop in Budapest where he outlined how a coalition of EU member states could establish a system allowing to control the EU's external borders in a humane way, without systematic pushbacks and violence.

23 September 2021

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to participate on an online debate on the topic: “East versus West – The immigration issue and how to overcome it” organised by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Saxony.